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“Great finish to a beach day!”

Wellfleet Beachcomber
Ranked #11 of 46 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Great finish to a beach day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Beachcomber is perched atop the dune at Cahoon Hollow, overlooking the ocean. The perk of parking here is that you pay $20 to park and you receive a $20 food voucher to the restaurant (versus the municipal lot next door which is also $20).

It's a casual atmosphere, and as you would imagine, the lines are crazy near any meal time. The staff is friendly and as attentive as this busy place allows.

We went on closing day and had fried oysters, among other things, which were fantastic. Even my nine-year-old was raving about the oysters.

The only seats with a view are in the bar area which can get very busy. The live music is a bonus.

This bar/restaurant is true to what it is: an after beach day restaurant. Yes, they have the standard bar food that you can get anywhere, but this isn't haute cusiine, just remember that.

  • Visited September 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Live music on the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Love the outdoor bar! Nothing better than sitting at the bar and looking out at the ocean while sampling some Wellfleet oysters and a draft beer. This Cape institution is also famous for its live music every few days over the summer. However it is almost always packed and the parking situation is near impossible.

Visited July 2012
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“Always fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We come here every summer because it is just a fun relaxed night. There is always a line so be prepared to wait. It is bar food so stick with the basics. The nachos are yummy as are the margaritas. Nothing fancy but fun place.

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New York City, New York
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“Mixed Bag”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Location was great. After swimming or just hanging out on the beautiful Cahoon Hollow beach, you can just walk a tiny but and have lunch. The food is fine, but the majority of things on the menu you can get at other, better restaurants in Wellfleet. Also the scene at the Wellfleet Beachcomber is very noisy.

  • Visited August 2012
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“If the food could match the location..... maybe it did.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Arrived early and there was a huge line. Waited about an hour. Unless you sit at the bar, there is really no view (of the parking lot and the promise of the beach beyond). Cool if you want to hang out and have some drinks. I was here for lunch. The service was adequate. The food was just average at most. Everything seemed as though it came out of a large kitchen with little attention to each plate (basket, whatever). Hamburger overcooked, seafood, "meh". I wouldn't bother going again for food, especially with the wait.

  • Visited August 2012
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